Obituaries

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May

Lois Underdahl

Lois Underdahl

 

Lois M. Underdahl, 94, of West Union, Iowa died on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union, Iowa is assisting the family.

 

 

Wed
06
May

Ruth Traeger

Ruth Traeger

 

Ruth Elouise Traeger, 91, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. She was born June 4, 1928 to Anson and Kathryn (Craft) Quackenbush in West Union, Iowa. 

In 1940, at 12 years of age, Ruth started her first job selling ice cream and then subscriptions for the Fayette County Union. In addition, she worked at the Avalon Theater. In her senior year, Ruth worked as an operator at Bell Telephone.

Ruth was united in marriage with Bob Traeger, Sr. on June 22, 1947 at Presbyterian Church in West Union, Iowa. Together they opened the Eldorado, Iowa Country Grocery Store. They then moved to West Union, Iowa and opened Big Value grocery, later renamed Jack and Jill. Robert and Ruth retired from store business in 1986. Ruth then worked part time at Kum and Go, Spirts and Such and the Town House. Ruth was proud of working over 70 years in the West Union community.

Wed
06
May

Brenda Zurcher

Brenda Zurcher

 

Brenda Mae Zuercher, 76, of West Union, formerly of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the Gunderson Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. She was born on September 15, 1943, in Fayette County, Iowa, the daughter of Otis and Vera (Frederick) Zuercher.  Brenda was raised in the Strawberry Point area and was a graduate of Strawberry Point High School.  

Brenda resided in Wadena for many years. She worked as a caregiver of elderly people in their homes for her entire working years. Brenda enjoyed collecting stamps and spoons, listening to music, and she loved all types of animals.  For the past several years Brenda resided in West Union. 

Wed
06
May

LaVilla Rowland Onsager

LaVilla Rowland Onsager

 

LaVilla Rowland Onsager, 100, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020. LaVilla was born in Postville, Iowa on March 18, 1920 to Frank and Emma (Wander) Gordon. She graduated from Postville High School in 1938. LaVilla was born and grew up on the farm three miles outside of Postville. On March 1945, LaVilla married Oliver Rowland. They raised three sons, Everett, James and David near Clermont, Iowa. Her husband Oliver passed away in 1963. LaVilla married Marvin Onsager in 1984.

Wed
06
May

Robert Schneberger

Robert Schneberger

 

  Robert “Bob” Schneberger, age 94 of West Union, IA, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, IA.  

A funeral service for Robert will be held after restrictions from COVID-19 are lifted.

In Lieu of flowers: Memorials may be made to the family in memory of Bob.  Cards should be sent to his daughter Roxanne Schneberger at 912 Leroy Ct., River Falls, WI 54022.     

Wed
06
May

Anna Barbara Temple

Anna Barbara Temple

 

Wed
29
Apr

Monica Steinlage

Monica Steinlage

 

Monica L. Steinlage went on her heavenly walk with the Angels on April 21, 2020 at the age of 83.  She was a loving and committed wife, mother, and "Nanny."

Private graveside service will be held at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery in Festina. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Tony Steinlage 1709 254th St. Decorah, IA 52101. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made in Monica's memory to the Ossian Senior Hospice or to a cause that is important to you.

Monica Louise Luzum, the daughter of William and Leona (Schissel) Luzum, was born on June 28, 1936, on her parents' family farm west of Calmar. Monica was baptized, received First Holy Communion, and was confirmed at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar, IA.  She attended St. Aloysius Elementary Catholic School.

Wed
29
Apr

Kam Miller

Kam Miller

 

Kameron "Kam" Ray Miller, 48 of Waterloo, IA passed away suddenly on

Monday, April 13, 2020 at home.

A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the West Union Cemetery on Highway 150.  Due to the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the family asks everyone to met in their cars at the West Union Fairgrounds between 12:45 and 1 p.m.  Vehicles will then be led to the cemetery by the West Union Fire Dept.  They were directed to turn your radios to a specific station as the service was broadcast through that station.  Upon entering the cemetery, the procession of vehicles were directed by Kam’s resting spot where the family was located.

  Everyone was then directed on where to go and eventually park.  *All persons were  required to stay in their vehicles before, during and after the service. *

Wed
29
Apr

Jim Tope

Jim Tope

 

Jimmy “Jim” Dean Tope, 71, of West Union, Iowa died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at his home in Lansing, Iowa.  Jim was born August 24, 1948 to Clarence and Violet (Reinhart) Tope in West Union, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union. Jim graduated from North High in West Union and then attended the University of Northern Iowa, graduating with a B. A. in Business. Jim joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam.  He was awarded a Bronze Star.

 

Wed
22
Apr

Cleo Heying

Cleo Heying

 

Cleo Joseph Heying passed away on April 16, 2020 surrounded by his wife and children after a short battle with cancer.  He was born in Ossian, IA to Peter Joseph and Agnes (Bohr) Heying on November 11, 1938, one of twelve children.  After graduating 8th grade and attending two years of high school he stayed home to help on the family farm.  

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